Cognos BI Developer

Vacancy Type:
Business Intelligence
About The Role

The DAS UK Group are a specialist Legal Expenses Insurer and part of ERGO Group, one of the major Insurance Groups in Europe. We are making significantly investment in our Information Management capabilities as part of our Business Transformation plans. Our Information Management and Data Strategy has been approved by our Executive Board and as such we are developing a new “Centre of Excellence” for Business Intelligence and Data Governance throughout 2017.

We are looking for a number of experienced Business Intelligence and Data Governance specialists to join the Information Management Team and support our transformation. If you are a BI or DG professional and looking to join a growing Information Management Team, please get in touch.

As the Cognos BI Developer you will be

  • Supporting the MI and DWH Manager/ Data Architect with the design and development of the BI Platform, ensuring it is fit for purpose, trusted, supports simple and efficient BI self-service, provides a single analytical view of our data and information, uses agreed and defined metrics and is built in line with Business/Data governance definitions and priority to support business needs and enable the delivery of our Strategy.

  • Working as part of the MI Team in close collaboration with the DWH Development Team to take responsibility and accountability for collaborative design and build of Cognos BI packages and reports, ensuring all required documentation is complete prior to release and all standards and best practices are adhered too.

  • Taking a lead in driving the self service project and transition activity by ensuring the Cognos BI environment is optimised for use.

  • Supporting the team in technical peer reviews and the user community in Cognos BI training where required.

  • Working with the BI PM and MI Manager to ensure all stages of design and delivery are captured and estimates/milestones agreed for the baseline plans.

About You

As an experienced Cognos BI Developer you will

  • Be passionate about Data and Information with a strong understanding of Data Architecture principles in order to maximise the potential of a Cognos BI platform, maximise Self Service BI reporting and analysis.

  • Have strong problem solving and planning skills with a can do attitude to manage and mitigate risks to maintain delivery commitments.

  • Have knowledge of the insurance industry and working within regulated environments would be useful but not essential.

  • Have demonstrable knowledge of Kimball methodologies, MI standards and best practices and standards.

  • Have knowledge of DWH delivery and test standards, processes and best practices


About The Company

As a market leader in the Legal Expenses Insurance market we have undergone rapid growth in recent years.

Thousands of businesses, motorists and individuals defend or pursue legal action each year safe in the knowledge that DAS are paying their legal bills. We have always been aware that it is the people that really make it happen; the quality of our people defines the quality of the company and the standard of service we offer.

DAS who are owned by the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe hold the coveted Investor In People award, demonstrating our dedication to the development of the best staff in the industry. At DAS, we don’t simply talk about our values they are at the heart of everything we do. They guide us with the way that we work and provide the framework for how we do business. ‘Doing the right thing’ is central to our behaviour – from building  trust, being accountable, putting our customer at the heart of everything that we do which we believe drives performance

We believe it is an exciting time to join DAS. You can expect an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career as evidenced by our Gold Investors in People (IiP) Accreditation.

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer an extremely generous reward and benefits package.

DAS is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from people of all ages, ethnicities, religions or sexual orientations. We are proud to hold the "2 ticks" disability badge.

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